After four EP’s, out of which the latter was given frequent radio play in Swedish national radio, P3, the time has finally come for Grande Roses to debut in the album format.
The album ”Disease” has been produced by the band itself together with Henrik Oja (Säkert, David Sandström etc) and is mixed by Frans Hägglund (Kriget, Refused, Hellacopters etc). It is an as intense experience as the band’s much talked-about live shows. It is also a record yearning for revenge, as explained by the band’s singer Göran Messelt Andersson.
- Milk gone sour and wheat from Värmland, that’s the foundation for our sound. From this restless void we found our wish to take it all back. Back from the electronic machines, back to floating song structures far away from excessive soundscapes. I wanted us to find a freedom where there was no need to think to guess/second guess the next chord. How far can you take it without leaving its’ most simple form? We want to make music without motivating it. Like it should be. Like it can be. Like it is.
The last EP “Hide” was released on EMI/Capitol. It was meant to be the first step towards establishing the band leading up to the full-length release. It was played on radio and we played the morning TV-shows. We were called to meetings where they told us Grande Roses needed become go-getters if there was to be a next album. Two weeks ahead of recording, EMI called to let us know they wouldn’t let us do the album. We gave ourselves 24 hours to consider this and decided to go it alone. We renegotiated our costs, cut studio days from 12 to 4 and went up to Umeå and Henrik Oja in the Second Home studio where we alternated manic playing and sleeping, all in the same spot.
That EMI dropped us didn’t concern me that much. It was more of a release. In the midst of all this chaos I experienced even more profoundly how beautiful music can be.
So, thank you EMI, and go to hell.
This album is the result of hard work, blood and pure rage.